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Hamilton-area homeowner Peter Khill found not guilty of second-degree murder

A jury has found a Hamilton-area homeowner not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who broke into his truck.

Peter Khill, 28, admitted he shot Jon Styres but said he fired in self-defence, believing Styres was about to shoot him.

The incident occurred in the dark, in the early hours of Feb. 4, 2016, after Khill heard a noise outside his home and went outside with his shotgun.
Is the law finally realizing it's OK to defend yourself, your family & your property?

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Jury wasn't told about criminal record of intruder killed by Ontario homeowner

The second chunk of evidence the jurors didn’t have was so-called “bad character” evidence about the 29-year-old Styres.

It was composed of five things – Styres’ criminal record, which showed that in 2013 he’d been convicted for dangerous driving and had failed to stop for police; the fact that at the time of his death he’d been facing charges relating to his alleged theft of motor vehicles, possession of stolen vehicles and automotive equipment, and two charges of breach of probation, all of which dated to June of 2015; a charge, later withdrawn, of assaulting a corrections officer while Styres was at a Toronto jail; a photograph of Styres posing with a rifle, possibly a sawed off shotgun, and a picture of a knife, with what appears to be a piece of metal shaped to look like a bullet on the handle, that was found in Styres’ pocket when he died.
 
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